[At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] Vistaprint is abandoning .vista
mail at christopherwilkinson.eu
Sat Jul 14 18:59:45 UTC 2018
Thankyou. In so far as your feelings about the new gTLDs mirror those of others, I agree. However, as a 'facts-based' economist I would really like to see a statistical report from ICANN about the results, business and otherwise, of the 2012 programme.
It is not reassuring that GNSO is going so far down the road towards the 'next round' in the absence of a serious appraisal of the results of the previous round.
> I've seen no evidence to date that new gTLD usage is approaching that of legacy gTLDs or ccTLDs nor evidence that this is likely to change.
Well, depending on your definition of the 'legacy', with one major exception.
cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
> El 14 de julio de 2018 a las 16:08 John Laprise <jlaprise at gmail.com> escribió:
> My two cents:
> The failure if new gTLDs is only a concern to ICANN and at large to the extent that it negatively impacts the security and stability (S&S) of the internet. A minority of end users are interested in acquiring a new gTLD and for them, we want to make the process simple and straightforward while not endangering S&S.
> I've seen no evidence to date that new gTLD usage is approaching that of legacy gTLDs or ccTLDs nor evidence that this is likely to change. New gTLDs are the narrow tip of the TLD long tail distribution. End user trust/habit will likely continue to preference more well established (older) TLDs rather than new ones. Their likely failure and aggregation if anything should be anticipated. If anything, ICANN should have recourse to reclaim new gTLDs that are acquired but lie fallow and go unused (owner of new gTLD fails to execute their business plan) and make them available to others. ICANN should discourage new gTLD squatting.
> The failure of new gTLDs for business reasons is frankly not ICANN's or at large's concern. In this sense ICANN needn't gave rounds for new gTLDs but rather have an ongoing process that enables new gTLD granting/creation in an ongoing basis along with evaluation if those granted to determine their utilization. I'd throw open the doors with the admonition that new gTLDs aren't guaranteed to succeed.
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